Benefits of Polished Concrete Over Carpet or Tile

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Polished Concrete is more economical than carpet or tile. You can expect to pay between $4 and $12 per square foot for polished concrete, depending upon your location and the complexity of the project.

Polished concrete pricing depends on how many levels of grinding will be required to get the floor to a suitably smooth surface. The cost for polished concrete can rise from there, depending upon any decorative effects that are applied, such as staining or scoring, etc.

Polished concrete cost tends to be more economical with large spaces. Bill Stewart, owner of Stewart’s Concrete Polishing says, “The cost savings, overall, for polished concrete floors, is well worth your investment."

Costs for polished concrete will range, depending upon the type of concrete, the amount of polishing and the square foot area.  Bill Stewart says, “There are different price points for various levels, and designs, for polished concrete, that’s why we examine and estimate each potential job and provide our best recommendation.”  

Polished concrete has high ratings vs. other flooring materials for the following:

  • Longevity and performance
  • Ease of maintenance
  • It reflects light, which can make the room up to 20% brighter
  • It’s not vulnerable to humidity and moisture and prohibits mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust mites, and other allergens
  • It is a sustainable flooring option vs. tiles and carpeting.

The down side to tile are chips. It can delaminate, and tends to crack over time. 

Carpeting does not hold up over the years from wear and tear – you’ll see staining on the carpeting, and it can hold moisture, mold and mildew.  When you compare pricing to tile or carpeting, polished concrete wins. 

The square foot cost is much lower than for tile and carpeting, and the polished concrete will last a lifetime. The average polished concrete floor, like a one-car garage at 600 square feet, is around $4 per square foot, but the main point is longevity.

Polished concrete withstands occurrences like staining and cracking. When you grind the concrete down to aggregate, then polish it, you get a sustainable floor for years to come. Clean up easy, and you can hose it down without risking slipping or falling.

Not sure if polished concrete is the right choice for your space? We also offer pressure washing services for decks, patios, and driveways.   

Contact us for an in-depth consultation and a free quote, and enjoy the right flooring option to meet your needs. Stewart’s Concrete Polishing was chosen to do the garage areas of the 2019 Philadelphia Magazine Design Home in Villanova, Pa. 

Stewart’s Concrete Polishing serves the Tri-State area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. For more information, call (856) 297-3809, visit, or find them on Facebook. This business is licensed and insured. License #13VH10428500.